Speech-Body-Reading: A HoH’s Secret Skill

Don’t mess with a speechreader!  This is a person with hearing loss—sometimes also known as a HoH (hard of hearing)—who secretly scans faces and body language to help them communicate. A recent article on interpreting body language by Travis Bradberry in Linkedin.com, is a fascinating look at how we interpret visual cues. In “Great Tricks for Reading…

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Goose Bumps: Reflections from the AG Bell Convention

My guest blogger this week is Wendy Kupfer, author of the renowned children’s book “Let’s Hear It for Almigal”.  When doctors diagnosed Wendy’s daughter, Ali, with a profound hearing loss at the age of 10 months, they also predicted she would never speak.  They underestimated the determination and drive of this mother and daughter who,…

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